Racism

I attempt to not become too political on my blog and try to stay focused on the spiritual rather than the physical, but since the two have clashed I have to write what is most on my heart.

My heart breaks as I listen to crowds of people around the world chanting “f*** the police” in the faces of black and white officers.  

I’m confused as I see, “Black Lives Matter” trending and anyone who says, “All Lives Matter” is put in a box marked “racist”.  

I am at a loss for words when I watch people destroying business and monuments, or a massive crowd bowing on the ground rebuking their “white privilege”, or hear a throng of people chanting obscenities outside of the White House and calling The President (who I have both worked for and met) racist.

I was born white because God made me white, I am not going to apologize for the way He made me. I am sad about certain aspects of American history, but I will not ask for forgiveness for it, just as I don’t expect every person in Rome to apologize because their ancestors sent Christians to their deaths in the Coliseum.

I am appalled at how easily we have allowed the enemy to separate us. God did not make “white man” or “black man”, He made MAN. In God’s eyes there is no color, there is just a soul and souls don’t have shades.

I do not look at a white person and think “privileged” and I do not look at a black person and think “disadvantaged”, because that is racism. I look at both of these groups the same: souls worth saving.

I am sickened and I am shocked at the hatred, bigotry, racism and foolishness we are seeing occur every night in cities around the world. Looting, rioting, harming, hurting and killing, all in the name of “anti-racism”.

I have said it before and I will say it again, what happened to George Floyd was wrong, but is this reaction, which has caused the death of at least 11 people and the injury of over 400 law enforcement officials, not wrong as well?

At what point do these rioters feel as if they have received justice? When 50 die, 100 die, 1,000? When every police officer loses his/her job or when Trump is no longer in office?

Does racism exist? Yes, and it is a shame and needs to be confronted. But, does the existence of an evil give us the right to create additional evil? No, not at all.

I am not angry at the fact people are marching or that there are those who feel victimized for the color of their skin, I am angry at the fact we have allowed something which could have brought about a healthy conversation resulting in change to become ugly, hateful, name-calling, finger-pointing and aggressive.

Police are not bad.

The President is not racist.

I’m not racist for supporting THE President of the United States of America.

God doesn’t look at the color of our skin.

Christians have to stop promoting this false agenda.

Black lives matter.

All lives matter.

Period.

“For God shows no partiality.” –Romans 2:11

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

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